This study explored a germplasm collection consisting of 112 Luffa acutangula (ridge gourd) accessions, mainly from Thailand. A total of 2834 SNPs were used to establish population structure and underlying genetic diversity while exploring the fruit characteristics together with genetic information which would help in the selection of parental lines for a breeding program.
Authors: Major R E, Ewart K M, Portelli D J, King A, Tsang L R, O’Dwyer T, Carlile N, Haselden C, Bower H, Alquezar-Planas D E, Johnson R N, Eldridge M D BAnimal Conservation. 2021. 24(1) : 95-107. | DOI: 10.1111/acv.12603 Maintenance of genetic diversity within species is a key objective of biodiversity conservation, and …
Maintenance of genetic diversity within species is a key objective of biodiversity conservation, and small, isolated populations are particularly vulnerable to genetic erosion.